ตัว

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See also: ตั๋ว

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Northern Thai ᨲᩫ᩠ᩅ, Lao ໂຕ () or ຕົວ (tūa), ᦷᦎ (ṫo), Tai Dam ꪶꪔ, Shan တူဝ် (), Ahom 𑜄𑜥 (tuu) or 𑜄𑜤 (tu), Zhuang duz, Saek ทั๊ว. Compare Khmer តួ (tuə).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicตัว
t ạ w
RomanizationPaiboondtuua
Royal Institutetua
(standard) IPA(key)/tua̯˧/

Noun[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. form.
  3. body.

Pronoun[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. (now considered colloquial) a second person pronoun, used to address a person of equal or lower status.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In childish usage, the second person pronoun is used with the first person pronoun เขา (kǎo).

Classifier[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. (sometimes considered offensive if applied to humans) Classifier for animals, digits, letters, and certain objects.all nouns using this classifier

Derived terms[edit]